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Rodgers, Tonyan lead Packers to 30-16 victory over Falcons

Green Bay Packers' Robert Tonyan (85) celebrates a touchdown reception with Malik Taylor (86) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Green Bay Packers' Robert Tonyan (85) celebrates a touchdown reception with Malik Taylor (86) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)(Mike Roemer | AP)
Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 11:13 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP/WBAY) - Aaron Rodgers connected with tight end Robert Tonyan on three of his four touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers remained unbeaten with a 30-16 victory over the winless Atlanta Falcons.

This marks the first time in franchise history that the Packers (4-0) have opened a season by scoring at least 30 points in four straight games.

Todd Gurley’s two touchdown runs couldn’t stop the Falcons from their first 0-4 start since 1999.

Tonyan had touchdown receptions of 19 and 8 yards to cap the Packers' final two first-half possessions.

He added a 21-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter.

Next week, the Packers have a bye, and will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers on Sunday, October 18 for a late afternoon game.

The bye comes at a good time, as multiple Packers players weren’t able to play at all, or went down with injuries during the game.

Players who didn’t participate at all include:

  • Davante Adams
  • Allen Lazard
  • Christian Kirksey
  • Marcedes Lewis
  • Keny Clark
  • Rashan Gary

Kirksey and Lazard were placed on injured reserve.

During the game, the players who came out due to injuries included:

  • Chandon Sullivan - concussion
  • Kevin King - quad
  • Krys Barnes - shoulder
  • Josiah Deguara

Darnell Savage was also injured and walked off the field on his own power, but came back onto the field later in the game.

Meanwhile, the Falcons will host the Panthers on the 11th.

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